Marble Falls High School phenom Bailey Goggans competing against top U.S. student-athletes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Now that she’s bested the 800-meter runners in Texas, Marble Falls High School incoming sophomore Bailey Goggans has been crisscrossing the country to race against the top young athletes in the United States. (more…)

UPDATE: Granite Shoals Man gets 285 years in prison in child sexual abuse case

  UPDATE: At 2:30 p.m. June 19, a Burnet County jury recommended Bryant Dulin get 20 years for the indecency charge; 60 years on each count of aggravated sexual assault of a child; 50 years for continuous sexual abuse; and 35 years for the super aggravated charge. State District Judge Evan Stubbs then “stacked” several […]

Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Llano County commissioners are trying to sort through the details and potential impact of a planned rock crushing and possible dredging operation on Sandy Creek near Sunrise Beach Village, officials said. (more…)

Two dead, including Burnet man, in West Texas plane crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROTAN — A Burnet man died June 15 along with the pilot in a single-engine plane crash, reportedly caused when the aircraft ran into power lines in a remote area of West Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

Llano woman dies in one-car rollover on Texas 71; DPS investigating cause

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the cause of a deadly crash on a remote stretch of Texas 71 in Llano County. (more…)

PEC grant for $3,500 to fund upgrade to Cottonwood Shores VFD training room

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department’s training room will get an upgrade thanks to a Pedernales Electric Cooperative grant. (more…)

Burnet police: Two dogs shot, one fatally, while attacking officer responding to call

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet police officer is recovering from dog bite wounds following an incident June 14 when she shot two dogs, one fatally, that attacked her as she shielded a bicyclist, officials said. (more…)

Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two female juveniles face terroristic threat charges after confessing to calling in a bomb threat from inside the Burnet unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet police investigating stolen check call arrest meth suspect in ‘dope house’ bust

14 June 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man faces narcotics charges after a police responded to a call June 11 about a stolen check in a “known drug house,” according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Marble Falls graduates Alec Oberle (left) and Bryce Murphy and Burnet graduates Tyler Torres and Seth Carpenter will play on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue team in an all-star football game June 15. Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Cabot Booth will play on the gold team.

FCA all-star football game on June 15 features Highland Lakes players and coaches

14 June 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — While the Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star football game is the main event, the days leading up to the contest have been filled with highlights for the players and their coaches. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls welcomes Jeremy Wentrcek as its new football coach and director of athletics. Courtesy photo

Jeremy Wentrcek finally says ‘yes’ to Faith Academy football, director of athletics jobs

13 June 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials twice tried to hire Jeremy Wentrcek as its football coach and director of athletics. The third was the charm as Wentrcek said “yes” to both positions June 7. (more…)

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The proposed Burnet Police Station will be located on property north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281 South. Courtesy rendering

Burnet chooses builder of PEC’s Marble Falls facility for $4.2M police station project

13 June 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — From a field of nine bidders, city officials selected a builder June 19 for the new Burnet police station because of the company’s “track record of coming in below estimated cost.” Burnet City Council picked American Constructors to build the facility, which will be located north of the fire […]

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Expect a better crop of Texas Hill Country peaches for the 2018 season. File photo

More ‘chill hours’ over the winter mean bigger, better Hill Country peach crop than in 2017

13 June 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON STONEWALL — As much as I want to stay away from it, because it’s just so cliche, I can’t resist, so here goes. Things are looking peachy this summer for Hill Country peach growers, especially those in the Stonewall and Fredericksburg area. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduates Elicia Gonzales (left), Summer Riley, and Jaden Deleon are all smiles after helping the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star gold team to a 9-7 win over the FCA All-Star blue team in the organization’s all-star game June 11. The gold team’s head coach was Tim Richter (right), the Marble Falls High School head softball coach. Courtesy photo

Former Lady Mustangs help FCA softball team to victory; Mustang coach leads winning squad

13 June 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN MARCOS — The chance to play softball together one more time was a great incentive for 2018 Marble Falls High School graduates Elicia Gonzales, Summer Riley, and Jaden Deleon. Throw in suiting up once again for Lady Mustangs head coach Tim Richter, and the trio’s invitations to the Fellowship of […]

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Child sexual assault trial of Granite Shoals man underway; Bryant Dulin accused of molesting four girls

12 June 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Opening statements got underway June 12 in State District Judge Evan Stubbs’s courtroom in the trial of a Granite Shoals man accused of molesting four girls, some of whom alleged repeated sexually inappropriate behavior dating back 15 years. (more…)

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Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

12 June 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Amy Cozby admitted she had to get through a “Moses phase” — referring to the Biblical figure who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery but first had to give up life as an Egyptian royal — when officials approached her about the head of school position at […]

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